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May
19
2008

Berlin/Nuremberg - Young people from seven European countries convened from May 14 - 16, 2008 by invitation of the Youth Protection Roundtable. Lead by Stiftung Digitale Chancen they exchanged views with international experts on visions for the Internet of the future and reflected on how safety as well as fun on the web could be achieved.

Apr
28
2008

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices, tools, and methods for online safety, today announced that Google has joined the Institute as a full member. Additionally, Google Policy Counsel Pablo Chavez has joined FOSI's board of directors to assist in governing FOSI's strategic direction and initiatives.

Mar
28
2008

Brighton - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) welcomes the recommendations relating to protecting children online that have been presented as part of the Byron Review.

Mar
20
2008

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices, tools, and methods for online safety, has announced that Comcast has joined the Institute as a full member. Additionally, Comcast executive Joe Waz has joined FOSI's board of directors to assist in governing FOSI's strategic direction and initiatives.

Feb
28
2008

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices, tools, and methods for online safety, has announced that FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam will join the Internet Safety Technical Task Force as a board member.

Feb
11
2008

Berlin - An international experts' survey assigns the task to prevent children from encountering unwanted and harmful content on the Internet with highest priority to parents and pedagogues, while policy makers, companies, and the police are seen as carers with less relevance.

Dec
06
2007

Washington, D.C. - As the number of children accessing the Internet increases, so, too, does the likelihood that these youth will be exposed to inappropriate Web sites or encounter dangerous situations online. With this in mind, FOSI is holding its annual Conference and Exhibition on Dec. 6, 2007, at Washington, D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Nov
12
2007

Representatives from a number of leading Child Protection organisations meeting at the Internet Governance Forum in Rio today, welcomed the commitment expressed by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the inaugural session of the second IGF for a strong focus on child protection online at the IGF.

Oct
23
2007

Milan, Italy - Washington - FlowInspect®, the leader in Internet Service Gateways, today announced that it has joined the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the international non-profit organization whose mission is to identify and promote best practices, tools and methods for online safety. Marco Grillo, FlowInspect CEO, joins the FOSI Board to become a director of one of the world's leading self regulatory Internet bodies.

Oct
18
2007

Online child protection specialist Crisp Thinking has joined the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) to help drive awareness of online risks for young people and promote industry best practice. Crisp, which was founded by industry entrepreneur Adam Hildreth, has developed an abuse-detection engine that actively protects young people from the threat of online abuse.